Japan: Journalist wins high-profile #MeToo case
27 December 2019 | 2:53 pm
Journalist Shiori Ito has won her rape allegation case against a prominent TV host in Japan. Ito became the face of the #MeToo movement in the conservative country when she spoke out about her experience.
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In 2015, Shiori Ito was a young journalist who went to meet a would-be mentor for drinks, only for the night to end in him raping her. She won a civil case against him in 2019, but only after years of fighting a judicial system that seemed determined to look the other way. Ito's memoir "Black Box" is the story of one young woman's quest for justice in a country where talking about sexual assault, and even sex education, is still very much taboo. She joined us for Perspective and told us that things are gradually moving in the right direction, but that she still receives "threatening emails every day" for speaking out.
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